With 32,003 employees, the WHSC helps make Emory the largest employer in metro Atlanta.

With $7.03 billion in operating expenditures in FY 2022, the WHSC’s annual economic impact on metro Atlanta is $13.74 billion

In 2018, the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation pledged $400 million to fund a new Winship Cancer Institute facility on the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus and a new 350,000-square-foot Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB II) on the Atlanta campus.

Winship at Emory Midtown, slated to welcome patients in spring 2023, will deliver personalized cancer care aligned with Winship’s innovative cancer research. HSRB II, also due to open in spring 2023, will be a state-of-the-art research facility designed to optimize innovation, synergy, and impact for biomedical research.

The R. Randall Rollins Building, an 10-story, 185,000-square-foot facility, opened in fall 2022 and significantly expanded the Rollins School of Public Health complex, providing new learning, training, and conferencing space.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing opened its new Emory Nursing Learning Center (ENLC) in fall 2022. The $20.6 million, 70,000-square-foot ENLC features state-of-the-art simulation and professional development space designed to prepare students to engage in interactive technology and experiential learning activities.

Emory University Hospital is undergoing renovation of its lobby/guest services area and adding cafe space. Emory University Hospital Midtown recently renovated the 10th floor of the medical office tower to expand and centralize services for head and neck cancer and opened two new “hybrid” interventional cardiology suites, which can convert to ORs for patients needing open heart surgery. Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is expanding its Winship Cancer Institute facility and constructing a hybrid OR/cath lab for heart procedures. Emory Johns Creek Hospital has state approval to add two floors and new beds and is constructing a new patient parking garage.

Three DeKalb Medical hospitals became part of Emory Healthcare in September 2018 and were renamed Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, and Emory Long-Term Acute Care.

More than any other Georgia institution, Emory has 25,955 participants enrolled in 2,031 clinical trials of drugs, devices, and procedures.

Emory currently manages more than 1,800 technologies, which has led to the formation of 130 companies and more than 65 new products in the marketplace, some of which—like the discovery of several HIV drugs—have offered major health and societal benefit. Since FY 2000, the university has filed more than 3,900 patent applications and been issued more than 600 US patents. In that time, Emory has executed more than 800 license agreements, resulting in more than $884 million in licensing revenue, thereby creating additional funding for new and ongoing research.

The WHSC received $899.5 million in NIH-sponsored research funds in FY 2022, reflecting 95.2% of the total of $944.5 million awarded to Emory.

Building on its longstanding success in drug discovery, including the development of molnupiravir to treat COVID-19, researchers at Emory and Georgia State University received $52 million in federal funding to establish a groundbreaking new drug development center aimed at preventing the next pandemic.

Emory’s medical school provides more than half of the residency training positions in Georgia; 59 of the medical school’s 115 residency programs are the only such programs in the state.

The WHSC invested 23.4% of its tuition income in fiscal year 2018 in student financial aid, an amount totaling $28.9 million.

The Emory Vaccine Center is one of the largest academic vaccine centers in the world, with scientists working on vaccines for influenza, Ebola, AIDS, malaria, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, and other diseases. Emory's Hope Clinic, which conducts clinical trials for promising vaccines, is part of the country's premier networks for vaccine and prevention trials for infectious diseases, including globally emerging diseases like Ebola, Zika, and Chikungunya.

Emory provides medical direction of Grady Health System's Ponce de Leon Center, one of the largest, most comprehensive AIDS treatment centers in the country. Emory is also a primary site in the nation's NIH-funded AIDS clinical trials network and has had a national NIH-designated Center for AIDS Research since 1998.

The Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center facilitates interaction among a wide variety of experts to probe mechanisms of resistance, search for new antibiotics, and refine methods for detecting dangerous bacteria.

The Emory Brain Health Center integrates 400+ physicians and researchers bringing cutting-edge treatments for stroke, dementia, movement disorders, treatment-resistant depression, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress, and other disorders.

The Emory Transplant Center is in the top 10 in volume among transplant centers across the nation. Emory researchers developed a new class of FDA-approved immunosuppressant drugs for kidney transplant patients that are less toxic than drugs previously available.

Emory Healthcare is the official team provider for several major area sports teams, the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, Falcons, and Dream as well as for local universities and more than 20 high school athletic associations.

Emory Healthcare provided $98 million in charity care in fiscal year 2017. The WHSC's community contributions to support patient care, education, and research totaled more than $558.8 million in fiscal year 2018.

Emory Healthcare is the only system in Georgia that has three hospitals with Magnet designation, recognizing excellence in nursing care.

In FY 2022, the WHSC was awarded $379.4 million in private support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.